Exactly eighty years on from the joint victory of Khalkin Gol, Russian troops are back in Mongolia – lots of them! This time, however, it is to undertake joint training.
Around 1,000 Russian servicemen have arrived in Mongolia to take part in the “Selenge” joint military drills, the press service of the Russian Eastern Military District (REMD) said on Wednesday. In all, there are three units from the REMD together with nearly 300 units of military equipment will take part in the military exercises. The drills will start on 15 August.
From the Russian side, Akatsiya 152mm self-propelled artillery systems, Grad multiple rocket launchers, Shilka self-propelled anti-aicraft weapons systems, T-72B3 and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles will take part in the joint drills. “Mi-24 and Mi-8AMTSh helicopters stationed in Russia’s Zabaikalsky region will also take part in the military exercies,” the press service noted.
Last year, “Selenge” drills were held across the border in Russia’s Republic of Buryatia. Over 1,000 Mongolian servicemen took part in the military exercise in 2018. (Tass)